[Scratch Build] Project Zero

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  1. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Hey guys,

    my realname is Benny.

    i am building my first own Case and wanted to share it with you.
    I hope you will enjoy it! =)

    My build is called Project zero cause its my first scratch build.
    I have made a few little modifications throughout the past years but now it is time to
    make somthing big ;D

    Contemplated system:

    Hardware:

    Mainboard: Asus Maximus V Gene
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k
    Ram: G.Skill RipjawsZ (4x4) 16 GB
    GPU: ???
    PSU: ???
    SSD: ???
    HDD: 1x WD Green 750 GB
    2x old Samsung 1TB

    Watercooling:

    Rads: 2x Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 X Flow
    Res: 2x Alphacool Eisbecher 250mm
    CPU: Alphacool NexXxoS XP³ Light
    GPU: Alphacool NexXxoS GPX
    Pumps: 2x Alphacool Laing DDC310 + Plexitop
    Ram: Alphacool D-Ram cooler
    Fittings: Alphacool Eiszapfen
    Tubing: PETG

    Fans: ??? dont know yet, and dont know if i am just going to make a push configuration or go straight push/pull =)

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    Here is a sketch of my Imagination:

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    A friend of mine was so nice to make some renders before he went on holidays. Due to the lack of time
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    Thanks for that.

    The finished Case will have the following measures:

    64,8 x 64,8 x 25,8

    Materials used

    aluminum slot profile
    aluminum plates
    "Dibond"
    Plexi


    So again, i hope you will enjoy it.

    constructive Criticism and Opinions are welcome.

    greez benny
     
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  2. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Here are the photos of the slot profile which will be the frame for my case.
    The profiles are 20x20 mm

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  3. Tymofar

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    Some new pictures i made today at my parents place, of course i took the chance for a sunbath afterwards ;D

    First the assembled frame.

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    With the plexiglas and the Dibond on it (of course there are still the protection films on them)

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    This is the Dibond which has a nice so called butlerfinish (brushed) on it

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    Some countersunk washers to decide which one i will choose.
    What do you think, which one should i use for the outside?

    red, black, natural or titan.

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    some different screws

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    and a Cablecombo piece (also just an example)

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    also i went shopping ;D

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    and my Paracord for the sleeving arrived =)

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    stay tuned ;D
     
  4. talpan

    talpan n00bie

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    Good luck man, love to see you incorporation those aluminium extrusions without them distraction from the build
     
  5. Tymofar

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    Thank you =)

    Progress ;)

    i got my hole saw with a 114 mm diameter.

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    Cutting the pieces:

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    Made me a little helper to bend the aluminum

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    This was a heat test of cellular rubber (which i later use as a vibration damper)

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    it has passed =)

    preparing for bending.

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    see it works fine

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    of course i did the other side too

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    Sorry for the the quality of the last couple of pictures, dont know what went wrong with my camera.
     
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  6. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    so...bending the Dibond

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    I failed hard at bending the other side... :(
    so i will use it for another part.
    Now i have to wait for the new one to be delivered.

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    because that pissed me of i made something else in the meantime.
    drilling holes for one of the top parts

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    back to the other ones.

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    greez benny
     
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  7. spugm1r3

    spugm1r3 Gawd

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    Well done on the plexi bends. That part would have scared the crap out of me, just for the sheer amount of material involved. I like your simple solution for ensuring an even bend.
     
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  8. Tymofar

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    Thank you,
    yep me too ;D first time i have bend something. But after the first worked out well i had confidence.



    got some progress =)

    my plexiglass and the new Dibond arrived.

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    The cut outs for the bottom plate (black LED-plexiglass)

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    drilling the holes

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    template for the rad and the fans

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    making the holes for the fans into the top part

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    so next try to bend the Dibond from the other side ;D

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    worked fine this time =)

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    now cut the side in shape

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    this will become the motherboard tray

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    i hope u liked it so far.

    greez benny
     
  9. maclem8223

    maclem8223 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Looks great so far man!
     
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  10. Tymofar

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    So i just updated my first post.
    I listet the contemplated system and made a spoiler of the current status.

    greez benny
     
  11. Tymofar

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    a small update.

    painted the top cover black matt

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    The result:

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    greez benny
     
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  12. Tymofar

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    Next Update.
    Actually i did it yesterday but due to lack of time i couldnt upoad all photos,
    so i decided to show you at least the painting.

    the cellular rubber i used to bend the plexi unfortunately wont come of that easily.

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    so i decided to make it a little bit different and just glue it on the back of the Dibond and where no screws are ment to be (for now...see pictures below)

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    so now i have seen i have to drill additional holes for the Dibond.

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    And make holes into the cellular rubber i just glued on...;D

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    but this doesnt work for the plexi as you can see through it.. tested it on a small piece.

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    with background light, like it would be if the lights are on.
    On Camera u can see it, with the naked eye its really hard to see it, but its there.

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    So i decided not to make it that way.


    Stay tuned for more =)
     
  13. Tymofar

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    Hey guys,

    another update, couldnt work that much cause i am very busy at the moment.
    We have a big autumn market this weekend, and i'm the organizer of it.

    i have new members in the familiy ;D

    This comes a little late, but for future projects =)

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    And i granted myself a new cam. for better pictures (at least for the final shots) and to make a video.

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    so here is the small progress because i was and still am very busy.

    with the old jigsaw
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    i decided to do the back also, u wont see it but nevermind ;D

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    glued the cellular rubber on the fan mount.

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    hope i got more time to work on it next week.

    so long

    greez benny
     
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  14. Tymofar

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    heyho everyone!

    Got some progress to share =)

    now you can see the reason why i drilled so many holes.

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    Now mounting the outer parts.

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    I positioned and mounted the screws first then glued the cellular rubber and cutted a hole for the screw.

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    here you can see that the upper left part fell onto the ground ;(

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    as the paint doesnt hold on to them properly i had to made 2 new ones.

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    so i took the case outside and made a few pictures:

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    The big tripod was there because i filmed the assembling progress.
    I have to cut it and upload it, then i will show you this too.


    Thank you for watching.

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  15. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Hey guys,

    for those who are interested in the assembly, here are the two parts:

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    part 2 is the better part IMO.

    I am new to viedo editing, so its not a masterpiece ;D

    greez benny
     
  16. Tymofar

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    Good news!

    Hey guys

    i got a sponsor for my build =)

    Alphacool and Aquatuning!

    They supported me with all the stuff for watercooling my build =) They are awesome!
    Go check them out:
    Alphacool
    Aquatuning USA

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    A huge thanks to them, i am so happy right now =) cant describe it ;D
    And of course thank you alphacool and aquatuning for your trust in me.


    And a thanks goes out to you as well, Thank you for watching my worklog.


    My build will look like this.

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    i will mount the reservoirs directly to the side walls, cause of asthetics.
    All other ways i thought of aren't that clean or good looking.


    And i couldn't resist to mount the Top "Eisdecke" onto the pumps =)

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    so stay tuned for more updates.

    greez Benny
     
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  17. ThereIs0nly0ne

    ThereIs0nly0ne n00bie

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    Fantastic build! Really nice design with everything cut very accurately. It makes a change to see this aluminium profile being used for something other than sim racing rigs where it's quite a popular choice for the frame.

    Hats off to you sir - it's easy to have an idea but a whole different matter putting it all together.
     
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  18. Tymofar

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    Thank you for your nice words =)


    Hello there, got some progress.

    i've made the front window:

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    Without the backlight (sun)

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    Then i cutted the L-Aluminum profile which will be the psu mount.

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    And i made a new bottom piece (i will paint it matt black)

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    the old one i think i wont use because it was there to illuminate, but since you cant barely see anything
    of it cause of the aluminum profile and the massiv radiator.

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    a small update this time but still progessing =)

    greez Benny
     
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  19. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    So there is the next update =)

    i just drilled more holes ;D

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    AND even MORE! ;D holes holes holes everywhere ;D

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    I mounted the Alphacool Eisbecher onto the sides.

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    on both sides =)
    They are looking really good cant wait to see them in action, i like the lighttower effect.
    (and no i am not saying this because i got sponsored ;D i wanted these!)

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    stay tuned for more =)

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  20. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Hey guys,

    switching back to the plexi for the bottom piece.
    didn't have expected that the wood will look so bad.
    This is not the quality i intended to have.

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  21. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Another Update =)

    I disassembled my pc and placed it into the new case for measurements.

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    Then i nipped on an energy drink and drilled more holes ;D

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    There on the right side you can see i failed. =(

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    Here i took a wider distance, so i wont fail again.

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    the next step to file all holes. and fix the fail at least a little bit.

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    I hope that once the cables are in you cant barely see it.

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  22. Chas

    Chas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Nice. Not quite my cup of tea, but a very sexy-looking case nonetheless!
     
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  23. Tymofar

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    hey guys,

    i made a new bottom piece. out of LED-Plexi.
    This looks way better i think

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    And then i made a little light test:

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    Paired the Alphacool Aurora LED rings with their Eisbecher, this looks so awesome even without water in it.
    (i just noticed i should have cleaned them up first ;D...)

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    greez Benny
     
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  24. shadowlord

    shadowlord 2[H]4U

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    seeing that you use mostly hand tools, the exactness with which the pieces fit together is very good.

    great looking mod and very well executed so far.
     
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  25. Tymofar

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    So another update.

    I installed the alphacool D-Ram module.

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    And i had to drill even more holes.
    I forgot to drill them for the GPU powercables ;D

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    and two more for the waterloop

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    a bigger one for the PSU cables to the back.

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    and i clued the cellular rubber behind the red plexi, cause the pumps will be mounted on it.

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    Now i have to wait till Gosumodz will have their sleeving tools back in stock, to make me my own cables.

    greez benny
     
  26. Tymofar

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    Hello guys,

    i ordered me some more plexi for the back.

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    and made a hole for the cables.

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    And holes where the warm air can leak through

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    Let the fun begin... ;D

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    This wasnt fun at all

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    it is a little embarassing for me that i made a mistake again.
    It cracked because i was to carefully at drilling the big holes and used the drilling machine to slowly so it canted and the plexi got a little crack.

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    hope you like it nonetheless

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  27. mayera

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    This build is amazing. Really enjoying following the progress.
     
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  28. Tymofar

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    So finally i can go on with my build.
    Gosumodz got the tools back in stock and i could order them.

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    my first time sleeving btw, but i'll give my best =)
     
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  29. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    best way to learn is to do it!
    case is looking good!
     
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  30. Tymofar

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    Progress =)

    i mounted the pumps and decided not to sleeve these cables, cause you cant see them at all.
    And i made light test.
    Also i installed the top fans.

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    Then i began with the sleeving.
    for now it makes fun =)

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    And my two SSDs arrived which i bought on cyber monday =)

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    stay tuned =)
     
  31. Tymofar

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    Finished the sleeving.

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    i have to wait for some cable combs =(
    in the shop i wanted to buy them they are sold out for weeks now.
    So i went to another and ordered them last Wednesday. But they havent arrived yet.

    Next things to to before mounting the waterblocks and make the tubing:

    work on my new enermax fans
    flush the radiators
    and think over the routing.


    The colors are crossed.
    Left side Res is Red and the pump is white
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  32. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    I took my new Enermax fans and disassembled them.
    sanded the Halo-Frame and painted the plastic parts.
    The assembling is like lego ;D

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  33. Tymofar

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    Another update =)

    I mounted the rads and the waterblocks from alphacool.

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    for now it looks messy in the back ;D

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    the SSDs are in place as well.

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    The GPX waterblock with all you need.

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    my dusty GPU ;D

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    CPU block with the "Eiszapfen" fittings.

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    The DRam cooler.

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    the screws to hold the Mainboard.

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  34. Tymofar

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    I'm back with another update =)

    this time the hardlinetubing

    All of that stuff goes into my case aswell ;D

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    The first connection:

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    the first unuseable pieces.

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    This was my first experience with PETG, it was more difficult than i thought.
    I watched several videos - there it looks really easy ;D

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    So i've done around 80% of my Build i think.

    Have to make some other things aswell.

    So long

    greez Benny
     
  35. AlphaQup

    AlphaQup [H]Lite

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    New to this thread, and just went through the entire first page... just wow... Damn impressive man! The hardline work looks great too.

    Can't wait for some more updates, i'll definitely be keeping an eye on this thread! (y)
     
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  36. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Thank you =)
     
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  37. Tymofar

    Tymofar n00bie

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    Hey folks,

    long time no see.
    sorry for that.

    But here i am back again with the final pics.

    I made a mount for my Harddrives.

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    I hope u like it, and liked it to follow my progress =)

    Have a nice evening guys.

    Benny
     
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  38. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardness Supreme

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    very niice!
     
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  39. dreamcat4

    dreamcat4 n00bie

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    Theres a lot of impressive fabrication techniques going on here. Very comendable.
     
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